^1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with
the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of
^2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to
^3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red
dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
^4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did
cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was
ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
^5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with
a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
^6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place
prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred
and threescore days.
^7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against
the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
^8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
^9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into
the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
^10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation,
and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:
for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before
our God day and night.
^11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
^12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to
the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down
unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a
^13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he
persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
^14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she
might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished
for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
^15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the
woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
^16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
^17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have
the testimony of Jesus Christ.
At the beginning of this chapter we see a reference to Isreal the woman
see Gen 37:9 and how Satan is causing war. In verse 5 we see a
reference to Jesus and how He will rule in the future with a rod of
iron. At the end of the chapter we see a warning about the future, to be
prepared for tribulation to those that keep the commandments of God.